...New York Times political columnist Maureen Dowd, on leave since early May to finish her second book, sounds a little burned out.
"It [writing the column] is so stressful that I don't miss it at all," she said Wednesday by telephone from Washington. "For me, the hard thing is the psychological pressure of being original. I find that almost impossible.
"You have to hope your readers like your company enough to go along for the ride. There's just so much opinion out there. It's a Tower of Babble now, and who's to say my babble is better than anyone else's? I don't know how much longer I can do it."
Baloney...her ego won't let her leave the scene of the action. I put the odds at her quitting in the next ten years at 100-1. Any takers?...